Innovative online competency assessment suitable for assessing competence of staff who regularly administer medicines. Also suitable for nurses, managers and senior staff who wish to evidence their own competency as well as assess their staff.
Understanding Medicines in Diabetes
The accredited course you need to support a person with diabetes and understand their medicines.
About This Course
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- Course Information
Do you support someone with diabetes?
You never know when a person in your care may experience a hypo. Staff need to be confident and trained on current best practice to fully support a person with diabetes.
Our Understanding Medicines in Diabetes course provides staff with detailed information on diabetes, its symptoms and available treatment as well as up to date guidance on effectively managing diabetes.
- What is diabetes?
- Understanding blood glucose and insulin
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Risk factors for diabetes
- Symptoms of diabetes
- Treatment of diabetes and monitoring
- Types of medicines used in diabetes
- Treatments to reduce risk factors
- Complications of diabetes
- Hypos and hypers
- Detecting and treating complications
- Putting your learning into practice
This course is:
- Accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- Developed and presented by qualified Pharmacist trainers
- Compliant with CQC requirements
- Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion
Face to Face Course£350 + VAT for a groups of up to 16 delegates
Distance Learning Workbook£15 per workbook We offer the following discounted prices: - £12.50 per workbook for orders of 10 workbook packs or more. - £10 per workbook for orders of 100 workbook packs or more. *Prices excluding postage. No VAT charged.
How long do the courses take?
Our Foundation e-learning courses take between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Competency Assessments and Refresher courses take approximately 1 hour and Bite-size courses take approximately 30 minutes.
Our distance learning workbooks can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.
Are Opus courses accredited?
This is what the RPS said about Opus:
“By being accredited as a Royal Pharmaceutical Society training provider, Opus Pharmacy Services has demonstrated that it meets our recognised quality standards and provides the benchmark for the healthcare teams it supports…”
Where do courses take place?
Distance Learning Workbooks are posted promptly to an address of your choosing. Larger order can be couriered to you or sent recorded delivery.
How many people can attend a Face to Face course?
Manager’s courses are undertaken in smaller groups of up to 10 delegates.
When do I get my certificate?
With distance learning, simply pop your completed assessment in the post or scan it in and email it to us for marking and your certificate will be emailed to you for you to print off and keep.
How long does my certificate last for?
Skills for Care guidance recommends that training be updated at least annually and Opus offers online competency assessments which can be used a year after your training for this purpose and refresher courses which can be completed when your certificate expires.
How do I get set up for E-learning?
How many E-learning licences do I need and how long do they last?
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